Welcome to the Offices of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Education

The Offices of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Education are dedicated to promoting educational excellence in BCOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree program. BCOM’s medical curriculum integrates foundational biomedical and clinical knowledge and instills the principles and philosophy of osteopathic medicine. BCOM offers an array of impressive resources which includes a hybrid gross-virtual anatomy laboratory, a standardized patient facility, and high-fidelity standardized mannequins to support of the development of the skills necessary to become an osteopathic physician. The curriculum is applications-based and integrates the American Osteopathic Association’s Core Competencies which align with BCOM’s Programmatic Level Educational Objectives:

Objective I Integrate knowledge and skills acquired from the biomedical, clinical, social, and behavioral sciences to provide patient care in a supervised setting.
Objective II Demonstrate competence in the skills of osteopathic manipulative treatment and the application of osteopathic philosophy in patient care.
Objective III Demonstrate professionalism, characterized by honesty, integrity, ethical behavior, empathy, and responsibility.
Objective IV Communicate effectively with patients, families, faculty, peers, and other members of the healthcare team.
Objective V Critically appraise, evaluate, and apply scientific evidence to inform patient care and research.
Objective VI Demonstrate awareness of the roles and interactions of professionals within the healthcare system and identify resources to optimize patient care at the individual and community levels
Objective VII Identify the specific healthcare needs of diverse populations and the ways in which the medical community responds.

The Offices of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Education supports and encourages interdisciplinary education which reinforces application-based learning and fosters long-term retention.